New Delhi/Nagpur: As three women were inducted as into IAF as fighter pilots today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed it as a “matter of immense pride and joy”.
“It is a matter of immense pride & joy to see the first batch of women fighter pilots being inducted in our Air Force. More power to them,” Modi tweeted.
It is a matter of immense pride & joy to see the first batch of women fighter pilots being inducted in our Air Force. More power to them.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 18, 2016
He was commenting on the induction of three women — Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singh — as the first women fighter pilots of the Indian Air Force.
They were commissioned at a function at Air Force Academy in Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
“It is a golden letter day…,” said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, asserting that “step-by-step”, “total gender parity” will be achieved in the armed forces in the coming years.